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Flashcards in Folk Art Deck (13):
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What is folk art?

  • No formal education
  • Commo Folk
  • Local concers
  • Crafts
  • Local beliefs/seuperstitous
  • Passed down tradition
  • Rural vs. Urban
  • Naive
  • Authentic
  • Folk art undercut the traditional ways of teaching history
  • unpretentious
  • edearing

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Winthorp Chandler

-atarted as oramental/utiliarian painter. Guilding, carving, housepaiting

-saw works by Copley

- about 50 portraits of eighbours and friends

 

Reverend Ebenezer Devotion 1770

-authentic view

-overly detailed objects in an unorderly way.

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Copley vs. Folkart?

  • More realistic shading - chiaroscuro
  • 3 dimesioal. Less flat and woody
  • No outlines
  • more advanced definition of texture
  • Less objects. 
  • More psycholocial treatment
  • Lighting
  • Reference to classical objects

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Winthorp Chandler

Mrs. Ebenezer Devotion 1770

- heavey outline

- lack of definition in texture

- Flat - some classical characteristics

- objects to declaire the quality of the sitter

- crazy fabric above=typical Winthorp

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Winthorp Chandler

Captain Samuel Chandler 1780

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Winthorp Chandler

Mrs. Samuel Chandler 1780

- Comparable to “Elizabeth Gibb & baby” in style

- desire to show wealth

- wearing imported fabrics

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Beardsley Limner

Mr Hezekiah Beardsley 1785-90

-How he dressed shows that he thought of himself as highstyle.

- Also reading/writing=high style and educated

- ok articulationof texture and windsor chair

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Beardsley Limner

Mrs. Hezekiah Beardsley 1785-90

-Hedgehood haircut

- popular the the time

- chair is rococo

- black ribbon=someone died

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Beardsley Limner

Little boy in windsor chair 1800

- suddenly Beardsley has no technique. Very inconsistent in technique

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Edward Hicks

Penn’s treaty 1830-35

- vary similar to Benjamin West’s “Penn’s treaty witht he indians” 1771-72

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Edward Hicks

Peacable Kingdom 1830-35

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Edward Hicks

Peacable Kingdom 1830-35

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Edward Hicks

Girl in red with ehr cat and dog 1830-35